Week 24 – 90 Day Blitz

90 Day Blitz.

A term most widely recognized in the Network Marketing Industry, although it is used in other industries as well.

It represents commitment and laser focus and being “ALL-IN” for a period of 90 days.

A 90 day commitment is not for the faint of heart.  It’s a big deal.  It’s easy to say, “Well, anyone can do anything for 90 days.  What’s the big deal?”  Ask anyone who’s made a New Year’s Resolution.  Statistics show that January 15th is the date that most New Year’s Resolutions have been tossed by the wayside.  15 days in.  What happened?  Seriously.  What happened to the resolve, the commitment, the determination, the dedication, the DESIRE to change something in their lives?  Where did it go?  And why?

Why?  That’s the question.  It obviously no longer served them because we only do things that serve us.  They didn’t actually want what they said they wanted.  They thought they did, but when it came right down to it, they DECIDED the effort, work, energy, focus, and commitment to achieve it wasn’t worth it.  It actually didn’t mean as much to them as they initially thought it did.

Why is it so easy to decide something is no longer important to us?  Why does it only take 15 days to go from absolute resolve and commitment to achieve something, and getting everything ready to ensure success, to quitting?  “All-in” to “all-out” in 15 days.

Desire.  Decision.  Why.

When we have a strong, compelling, and “burning” desire, we make a decision to go after that desire, and we are likely to keep going after it as long as the reason we are going after it remains in the forefront in our mind.  Even then, there will be times that we may question if we really want it, and that’s when we need the people who know us best to be in our corner spurring us on.  Let’s face it.  We prefer the path of least resistance.  We prefer easy.  When something we want is no longer easy, how many will keep going?  Only a very few.  Even fewer will go for an extended period of time.

I am embarking on a 90 Day Blitz beginning on Monday, March 27, 2017.  I have a “burning” desire, I’ve made a decision, and I know “why”.  I also know what lies ahead.

This weekend I’m “clearing the deck”.  I’m preparing so that I give myself the best opportunity for success.

One day at a time.  ALL-IN.

Love and Big Hugs,

Monica

Week 23 – Changes

IF – THEN PLANNING

I was just introduced to this idea on Wednesday during a business training, and then as synchronicity would have it, as I was watching a motivational video on YouTube yesterday, it showed up again.  I am surprised that I have never heard this before, and am very thankful that I now have.

IF it’s 9:30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, THEN I will make phone calls to set up appointments with prospective clients.

IF it’s 8pm and I want to eat something, THEN I will go for a walk instead.

5 SECOND RULE

Watching more of Mel Robbins on YouTube, she also introduced me to the 5 Second Rule.

I’m never going to feel like doing the things that will get me what I want in life.  The areas I’m happy in, I do the work.  Any area in my life that I don’t have what I want, it’s because I’m not doing the work.

From the moment I have an idea to do something, I only have 5 seconds before it’s gone.  That’s it.  My brain will take over so fast:  “No way.”  “I don’t feel like it.”  “I’m overwhelmed.”

The second I have a thought, count backwards 5-4-3-2-1-and DO IT.  Call the person.  Schedule it.  Write the email and send it.  Walk up to someone and talk to them.

So simple, but not easy.  Take the thinking out of it.  5-4-3-2-1-DONE.   Nice.  I love it.

We either have reasons or results.  5-4-3-2-1-RESULTS.

I choose results.

5-4-3-2-1

Love and Big Hugs,

Monica

Week 22 – 37 Years of Giving

Last night my dear friend, Ron McNeill, introduced me to Ashid Bahl, an incredible man with a giant heart and purpose.

Serendipity?  No.

Perfect timing?  Law of Attraction?  Manifestation?  In the flow?  Meant to be?  Destiny?  Absolutely.

I watched For The Love of Children, his International Documentary that was 33 years in the making. It’s a beautiful film of his heart and his work since 1980, providing much needed help, hope, and support to disadvantaged children locally (in my province of Alberta, Canada), regionally, and internationally.  In fact, every month, Ashid takes care of his 10,500 adopted children.  He, and his 2,000 volunteers, and all of the caring people who generously donate to For The Love of Children Society, have already made a huge difference in the lives of over 100,000 children.

I’m not going to share all the things they are doing because I want you to give yourself the gift of going to this website to see for yourself: http://www.fortheloveofchildrensociety.org

I’d love for you to watch his award winning documentary.  (It won Best Feature Documentary at the Monaco International Film Festival in 2013.) Seeing the huge smiles on the faces of the children he’s helped opened my heart.

I would also encourage you to meet this man.  His heart, his passion, and his love for these children is beyond measure.  He has often put his own life in danger to get much needed food and supplies to children in war-torn countries.  He has never taken an income from the donations that come in.  Every penny donated goes to help the children.  The 2,000 volunteers receive no monetary compensation either.  Ashid has received awards and accolades from some of the “Who’s Who In the World”, yet it’s the children, not the awards that drive him.  He is a humble, gentle spirit who has given for 37 years through his work and his non-profit organization, but his giving started long before, when at 11 years old, he was giving his toys and lunches away to other kids.  This is who this man is.  He’s the real deal.

He touched my heart and soul deeply yesterday.  I hope you’ll let him touch yours.

Love & Big Hugs,

Monica

Ashid and I. I’m holding the Angel Award for his Documentary,.

P.S. I’ve put the trailer for the documentary below.  Just so you know, you cannot hear anything but music in this trailer.  In the actual documentary, you hear Ashid and the children and others speaking, not this music.